14A(14A) Coarse Language

Synopsis

Drama. Based on the novel by Darryl Ponicsan. After his son is killed during a tour in Iraq, a former marine (Steve Carell) reconnects with the men (Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne) he served with in Vietnam.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, some in aggressive or sexual contexts; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions; infrequent use of sexual, developmental, and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Coping with loss
  • Facing the truth
  • Guilt, regret, and responsibility
  • Fraternal bonds

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent, sometimes aggressive coarse language

Classification date

October 27, 2017